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    How to compost

    Composting safely

    Which bin to choose?

    Your compost ingredients

    Emptying your bin

    To Turn or not to Turn?

    How long to compost?

    Worms and Wormeries

    Topical Composting

    Kitchen Waste

    Prickly prunings

    Weeds and weeds

    Too much grass

    Leaves for leafmould

    Seasonal Tips

    Troubleshooting

    Leaflets to download

    Unwelcome guests

    home compost binASK, the composting experts, have been working with householders in the Scottish Borders to help them turn their kitchen and garden waste in to first rate compost.

    To find out more about home composting follow the links to the side and discover how to solve all your composting problems.

    Don't give up composting because it's winter.
    Compost bins work, slowly, even in the coldest weather, so keep adding material, raw kitchen waste is best.
    Consider Composting in a Bag

    Larger bins stay warmer.

    Woody material needs breaking up:find ideas for dealing with Prunings and Sawdust, Shavings and Bark

    Some of the branches and stems can be reused in the garden.
     
    More ideas in Seasonal Tips

    If you don't know what to do  with your garden rubbish try our Garden Waste Solutions for advice 

    If you plan to make changes to your garden, it is a good idea to take into account and plan for the waste that those changes will generate. Often a few simple tweaks will minimise problems.

    ASK have been working with Scottish Borders Council to provide advice and support for those householders who make compost at home. We have a comprehensive set of leaflets designed to help you make better compost. These explain the best ways of making good compost, how to use compost in the garden and how to deal with all the address composting problems you may have.

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